I have been using the Flickr import feature to create observations in iNat. It works very well. I have encountered a problem under the following conditions:
- I use the upload button, select Flickr, select the image(s), and fill in additional observation data
- then instead of clicking the “save” button, I erroneously click the “upload” button again
After doing that, if I try to correct the situation and recreate the observation, I get the iNat “whale” error message.
This also happened a few times when I created an observation successfully using the Flickr import, but then deleted the observation because I needed to change the photo on Flickr. After doing that and trying to re-create the observation, I get the “whale” message.
My thought is that there are some corrupted observations/images in limbo (cached) somewhere that cause the error messages when attempts are made to import the same images again.
Any ideas on this?